RBT (12th Feb 1985 / Hyderabad)

Desire

I want to sit and read on top of a tree
I want to run like an animal who’s just been set free
I want to learn how to cook a French meal
I want to learn how to train a seal
I want to listen to Mozart and Pink Floyd at the same time
I want to write a good poem without a rhyme
I want to jump off a building to see if I can fly
I want to laugh so hard I begin to cry
I want to read every book ever written
I want to understand the working of the minds of men
I want to never have to apologise
I want to know the true meaning of ‘wise’
I want to write like William Shakespeare – The Bard
I want to write the invitation on my own funeral card
I want to learn to drive a bulldozing machine
I want to never step out of my teens
I want to be interviewed by a famous journalist
I want to be able to tell my life story in a gist
I want to adopt a dog, a monkey, a lion cub
I want to remember an itching nose becomes worse when you rub
I want to love like I’ve never loved before
I want to keep loving more and more
I want to travel to the north and south poles
I want to believe in the existence of souls
I want to travel abroad without a passport
I want to be old enough to vote
I want to be able to laugh at myself
I want to know what Enid Blyton meant by ‘elf’
I want to scuba dive from Kanyakumari
I want to know what its like to break your knee
I want to be brave enough to say I don’t know
I want to know what its like to be a crow
I want to…
I want to…
I want to do so much
But most of all…
I want to be myself

by Radhika Basu Thakur

Comments (3)

too many 'i wants'..it's like you are trying to force a point, when in reality, you are just making one~ nice poem overall! Preets
Yes i agree with Eliza, remove all the I want, s, maybe just life the first one, othewirse excellent effort Radhika.
This poem is full of wonderful desires but I would recommend you take out all of the 'I wants' even at the end and maybe say something like 'but most of all I want to be me'. Best of luck with your writing and keep up the great creativity, eliza